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Altitude: -72.5°   Azimuth: 105.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8233 is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.

HR8233 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8233 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8233:


HR8233 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -72.5°
Azimuth: 105.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8233

HR8233 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8233 are provided in the following table:

21h 33m 17s
-52° 44’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8233 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8233 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8233.

Visibility of HR8233 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8233 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8233

The image below is a photograph of HR8233 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8233 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8233 star
DSS2 image of HR8233. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8233 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8233 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8233 is distant 871.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

267.38 pc
871.66 ly
34 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8233

HR8233 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8233 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8233. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8233